Catholic Church and abortion
The Catholic Church opposes all forms of abortion procedures whose direct purpose is to destroy an embryo, blastocyst, zygote or foetus, since it holds that "human life must be respected and protected...
Ethicists Approve “3 Parent” Embryos To Stop Diseases, But Congressional Ban Remains
An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval Wednesday of a novel form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic m...
U.K. Regulator Gives Go-Ahead For Scientists To Edit Genes In Human Embryos
A team of British scientists received approval by U.K.'s fertility regulator to edit genes in human embryos. "It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and ap...
Missouri Attorney General Finds No Evidence Planned Parenthood Mishandled Fetal Tissue
An investigation in Missouri found no evidence that Planned Parenthood's St. Louis clinic mishandled fetal tissue or engaged in unlawful activity, Attorney General Chris Koster's office said on Monday...
History of early Christian thought on abortion
Christianity and abortion has a long and complex history. There is scholarly disagreement on how early Christians felt about abortion. Some scholars have concluded that early Christians took a nuan...
Ensoulment
In religion, ensoulment is the moment at which a human being gains a soul. Some religions say that a soul is newly created within a developing child and others, especially in religions that believe in...
Principle of double effect
The principle of double effect — also known as the rule of double effect; the doctrine of double effect, often abbreviated as DDE or PDE, double-effect reasoning; or simply double effect — is a set of...
Stem cell controversy
The stem cell controversy is the consideration of the ethics of research involving the development, usage, and destruction of human embryos. Most commonly, this controversy focuses on embryonic stem ...
Evangelium Vitae
Evangelium Vitae (Latin: "The Gospel of Life") is the name of the encyclical written by [Pope John Paul II]] which expresses the position of the Catholic Church regarding the value and inviolability o...
Catholic Church and abortion in the United States
The Catholic Church and abortion in the United States deals with the views and activities of the Catholic Church in the United States in relation to the abortion debate. The Catholic Church opposes ab...
Abortion in Poland
Abortion in Poland is banned except in the following three circumstances.Unlike in other countries where abortion is banned, women in Poland are not subject to a penalty for illegal termination of pre...
Abortion law
Abortion law is legislation and common law which pertains to the provision of abortion. Abortion has been a controversial subject in many societies through history because of the moral, ethical...
Catholic politicians, abortion and communion or excommunication
The Roman Catholic Church opposes abortion. Church officials have threatened to refuse communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion rights. In some cases, officials have stated that the poli...
History of abortion law debate
In the earliest written sources, abortion is not considered as a general category of crime. Rather, specific kinds of abortion are prohibited, for various social and political reasons. In the earliest...
Ethicists Approve “3 Parent” Embryos To Stop Diseases, But Congressional Ban Remains
An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval Wednesday of a novel form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic m...
Missouri Attorney General Finds No Evidence Planned Parenthood Mishandled Fetal Tissue
An investigation in Missouri found no evidence that Planned Parenthood's St. Louis clinic mishandled fetal tissue or engaged in unlawful activity, Attorney General Chris Koster's office said on Monday...
Priests for Life
Priests For Life (PFL) is a Roman Catholic pro-life organization based in Staten Island, New York. It functions as a network to promote and coordinate pro-life activism with the primary strategic goal...
Excommunication of Margaret McBride
The excommunication of Margaret McBride occurred following the sanctioning by the Religious Sister in November 2009 of an abortion at a Roman Catholic hospital in Phoenix. Her decision and her subsequ...
Christianity and abortion
Christianity and abortion has a long and complex history as there is no explicit prohibition of abortion in either the Old Testament or New Testament books of the Christian Bible, and additionally, as...
A Catholic Statement on Pluralism and Abortion
A Catholic Statement on Pluralism and Abortion, alternatively referred to by its pull quote "A Diversity of Opinions Regarding Abortion Exists Among Committed Catholics" or simply "The New York Times ...
Abortion in Austria
Abortion in Austria has been fully legalized since January 23, 1974. Abortions can be performed on-demand in hospitals for women whose pregnancies have not exceeded twelve weeks. Abortions can be perf...
Catholics for Choice
Catholics for Choice (CFC) is a pro-choice dissenting Catholic organization based in Washington, D.C. Formed in 1973 as Catholics for a Free Choice, CFC states that its mission is "to serve as a voic...
First seven Ecumenical Councils
In the history of Christianity, the first seven ecumenical councils, from the First Council of Nicaea (325) to the Second Council of Nicaea (787), represented an attempt to reach an orthodox consensus...
Christianity in the 3rd century
Christianity in the 3rd century was largely the time of the Ante-Nicene Fathers who wrote after the Apostolic Fathers of the 1st and 2nd centuries but before the First Council of Nicaea in 325 (ante-n...
Judaism and abortion
In Judaism, views on abortion draw primarily upon the legal and ethical teachings of the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, the case-by-case decisions of responsa, and other rabbinic literature.
The Torah ...
Canon 1398
Canon 1398 is a rule of canon law of the Catholic Church which declares that "a person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication."
The censure against...
Teachings of Pope John Paul II
The teachings of Pope John Paul II are contained in a number of documents. It has been said that these teachings will have a long-lasting influence on the Church.Pope John Paul II's philosophical and...
Christianity in the 2nd century
Christianity in the 2nd century was largely the time of the Apostolic Fathers who were the students of the apostles of Jesus, though there is some overlap as John the Apostle may have survived into ...
Catholic theology of the body
In Roman Catholicism, the theology of the body is based on the belief that the human body has its origin in God. It will be, like the body of Jesus, Resurrected, transformed and taken into heavenly gl...